David Beckham has reservations about controversial past hairstyles

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David Beckham has admitted some of his more controversial hairstyles and fashion choices may have been unwise in hindsight.

The former England football captain, 47, made the confessions in a chat with ex-Manchester United and international teammate Gary Neville for Sky Bet's The Overlap.

Asked about his stranger hairstyles over the years, the sporting fashion icon admitted that his mohawk caused an argument with his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, and his infamous adoption of cornrows was down to having had a glass of wine.

"Probably the mohawk," he said when asked about the hairstyles which caused him the most trouble. "It lasted until the gaffer saw it and he made me shave it in the changing room. The mohawk and probably the cornrows. I had those done in the South of France when I'd had a glass of rosé."

He admitted that his favourite of his famous styles was the "skinhead" as it was low maintenance.

Beckham also admitted that he now feels some embarrassment over his style choices, despite being confident in them at the time.

"I always felt that I looked good," he added. "I look back now and I'm not sure but I always felt that I was always wearing the right thing at the time."

The star also denied speculation his designer wife Victoria was the main reason he became something of a fashionista.

"To be honest, people always thought that Victoria had a big influence over what I was wearing, the decisions I was making with hairstyles or tattoos, or the clothes that I was wearing but I always made the decision of wearing a full leather outfit or whatever I was wearing at the time," he added. "I just loved fashion. I loved wearing different things and different clothes and things like that."

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